corsets

Tiny Waists and Steel Corsets: The Tough Body Expectations of the 1900s

Tiny Waists and Steel Corsets: The Tough Body Expectations of the 1900s

I love the blithe glamour of these vintage corset adverts. They remind me of the uber-glamorous Modess adverts of the 1950s (never before or since have feminine hygiene products been so aspirational). All of these adverts claim comfort (I guess that’s a relative term), and one even has a blissful cherub sleeping snuggled inside it(…)

How to get a tiny waist: I talk with Michele Köbke the girl with the 16″ waist

How to get a tiny waist: I talk with Michele Köbke the girl with the 16″ waist

Waist training is one of those contentious issues which always get people talking. Some people adore a tiny waist, some people abhor them and others are simply fascinated by this kind of body modification. Either way it’s a theme very much relevant to most vintage enthusiasts. The most popular post on We Heart Vintage for(…)